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Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Last year, Kotaku featured a Japanese "latte artist" named Kazuki Yamamoto. Taking inspiration from games and anime, he became famous for drawing characters in steamed milk. And now, he's doing that in 3D.

Kamui Kitano is a character from Hatsune Miku developer Crypton Future Media, designed to promote their home region Hokkaido on local promotions and goods. More than design and character description, there's a bit of a narrative to go with Kamui-c...

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Starting last April 27th, Saitama Youth Astronomical Museum is holding educational program featuring a team-up between Kamen Rider Fourze and Space Sheriff Gavan. Entitled “Kamen Rider Fourze & Space Sheriff Gavan: Protect the Golden Disc”, both c...

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Anohana-Themed Hiking Courses Debut in Japan Chichibu Railway company of Saitama has teamed up with Anohana anime series to create a new series of seven hiking courses. Through these courses, fans will get to stop over at 34 different sites where ...

Vanilla Chamu has said she intends to keep having surgeries until she has achieved her lifelong goal. Photos of Vanilla Chamu prior to her first procedures reveal a rather mousy Japanese teenager whose facial features are virtually unrecognizable ...

imagine-nation is an anime/manga/game spotlight show on hosted by NHK World's global service, hosted by Super Sentai actress Chiaki Horan and Greek martial artist Nicholas Pettas. In late April, they featured Attack on Titan, discussing the contex...

Ahead of this summer's anime return of The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture college otaku club in a new Genshiken anime, a Niconico Live event has introduced the second generation cast.   Nozomi Yamamoto (Haganai's Yukimura Kusunoki)...

「初陣 ―トロスト区攻防戦①―」 (uijin ―Torosuto ku Koubousen ①―) “First Battle ―Defense of Trost (1)―” We’ve had a pretty good month of Shingeki no Kyojin, haven’t we? Mother-eating titans, genre-savvy soldiers, potato-eating, potato-farting, Bollywood dancings...

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It’s Iori Minase’s birthday today! And what better way to celebrate the self-proclaimed “everyone’s idol” than for character goods maker Cospa to come out with a Iori-themed birthday T-shirt? Similar to the Haruka Amami birthday T-shirt that Cospa...

Results to be presented to Bandai for consideration Game developer CAPCOM is holding a poll from April 25 to May 16 to let fans choose which Mega Man (Rockman) character they'd most like to see made into a figure.

In time for this weekend's Girls und Panzer tribute Sailor Suits and Tank Combat doujinshi fan expo, an amazing foot powered mini wooden Turtle Team Hetzer rolled on Oarai as the city continues to embrace the anime that depicted it.

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The mesmerizing echo of veteran reader Kyoko Yamashiro puts the match into a tremendous start. Unfortunately for Mizusawa, the first strike ended in Fujisaki’s favor. Confident that Mizusawa’s morale would falter after loosing 5 cards in a row, Fu...

 You'd think hat physical appearance wouldn't have any bearing on anime voicing, but there's so much multi-channel marketing, it's not surprising that fans take notice. Appropriate for a day in which Daisuke Ono is celebrating his birthday, Biglob...

Fans of the anime Girls und Panzer can look forward to collecting metal trading charms featuring characters from the anime soon! In mid July, these cute charms from Penguin Parade will release. Pre-orders have begun in Animate, Gamers, and other s...

RocketNews24 Preston Phro

When it comes to Japan, Akihabara is one place you’ll find on almost every tourist’s map. The name alone immediately brings to mind everything from games, manga, anime, figurines and AKB48 to Gundam, computers and electronics.

Really, it would have been difficult for me to have started this post without having any other picture other than this. Ok ok this was also a strong contender: buuuuttttttttttttssssss I’m not exactly sure how I can convince any of you to watch an ...

A month ago, I wrote an article on how to mass produce your own products. The post was rather popular and was picked up on many sites and social networks around the world - could have been because I posted it on April the 1st and folks didn't know...

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No no, this is not a change in career tracks for voice actress Eriko Nakamura (Haruka Amami in The Idolm@ster). She’s still going to voice all your favourite “dojikkos” and what-not. Nakamura was made JR Tokushima station’s station master for a da...

Today is Children’s Day (originally Boy’s Festival) and many are home with their families celebrating the health and happiness of their children (it’s a national holiday so parents get the day off) with carp streamers and rice cakes.

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SAO fans, what if you have not one, but two manga adaptations of your favourite light novel and anime series to look forward to? First up, a spin-off adaptation, titled “Sword Art Online Girls Ops”, which will feature (you guessed it) the girls-on...

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Media Blasters has revealed its acquisition of the 2011 Rio – Rainbow Gate! anime television series. The 13-episode adventure comedy from studio Xebec is based on the 2003 Super Black Jack game franchise from the pachi-slo developer Net.

Natsuyaki Miyabi appointed as vice captain of Berryz Koubou Tsunku♂ updated his blog with news that he has assigned Natsuyaki Miyabi as Berryz Kobo’s vice-captain. According to his blog: In order to aim further improvement of Berryz Kobo, and to s...

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